Intention meaning

ĭn-tĕnshən
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The action or fact of intending.

Are computers capable of intention?

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(archaic) Import; meaning.
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(medicine) The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.
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(rare) Meaning or import.
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(philos.) The direction or orientation of the mind toward an object.
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The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.
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The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner.
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(surgery) The manner or process by which a wound heals: the three degrees (first, second, and third intention) are distinguished by the relative amounts and types of granulation that occur.
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The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions.

The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.

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The definition of intention is a determination or plan to do a specific thing.

An example of intention is someone going to nursing school.

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A course of action that a person intends to follow.

My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.

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A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intention
Plural:
intentions

Origin of intention

  • Middle English entencioun from Old French intention from Latin intentiō intentiōn- from intentus intent from past participle of intendere to direct attention intend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French intention, from Old French entencion, from Latin intentio.

    From Wiktionary